Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A celebrated house founded in the University of Paris about 1250 by Robert de Sorbon, chaplain and confessor of Louis IX. The college of the Sorbonne became one of the four constituent parts, and the predominant one, of the faculty of theology in the university. It exercised a high influence in ecclesiastical affairs and on the public mind, especially in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It was suppressed during the revolution and deprived of its endowments. At the reconstraction of the university under Napoleon I. the building erected for it by Richelieu, and still called the Sorbonne, was given to the theological faculty in connection with the faculties of science and belles-lettres.
- n. A building in Paris that houses several universities and schools
- n. The historic University of Paris that used to be located there
- n. a university in Paris; intellectual center of France
“The society of the Sorbonne corresponded exactly to a college at one of our universities, and will be distinguished by the careful reader from the faculty of theology in the university, which was usually, but not always, composed of _docteurs de Sorbonne_.”
“Sorbonne" is the common name for the University of which city?”
“I’m not really sure that this french transactivation of the talk in Sorbonne presents any interest here, I mean about smart mobs and in an english blog.”
“The Sorbonne was the bucolic spot where I adored thee from eve till morn.”
“The foundations for the famous college of theology which was later known as the Sorbonne were laid in Paris about the year 1257 Its head, Master Robert de Sorbon, a learned canon and doctor, was the King's friend and sometimes his confessor.”
“First, I don't know why anglophones tend to think that the Sorbonne is the pinnacle of French education, when it is a gritty urban school resembling Wayne State University but much less attractive more than anything else.”
“The Sorbonne will be the Stalingrad of the Sorbonne”
“Sorbonne, which is the highest purely intellectual reward Europe can confer on any man.”
“The Sorbonne was the Theological College of Paris; at this time it was the headquarters of the extreme Leaguers and the Sixteen.”
“Manuel was lodged in the Louvre; a succession of feasts and balls, the pleasures of the banquet and the chase, were ingeniously varied by the politeness of the French, to display their magnificence, and amuse his grief: he was indulged in the liberty of his chapel; and the doctors of the Sorbonne were astonished, and possibly scandalized, by the language, the rites, and the vestments, of his”
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